Chocolate Easter Eggs are my favorite sort of chocolate. Mini eggs and creme eggs are both very good reasons to look forward to Easter but neither truly beat a large Cadbury’s Dairy Milk (or other Cadbury) egg that has been put in the fridge for at least two hours so that it cracks and crunches as you bite it.
When I was little I used to drink milk out of half a chocolate egg, I thought it was fancy. The other half used to get crumbed into a mug and ruined with hot water to make some kind of bad hot chocolate (not so fancy). I don’t waste it like that now, I shovel it in my face whilst hiding behind the fridge door. Mostly I hide because the chocolate doesn’t belong to me. When I’ve finished mine I’m then stealing from the children. Anyway, I shall move on…
Nearly as good as the chocolate thing are crocheted versions. I am here to celebrate Easter with a little bit of amigurumi style eggs. I came up with the pattern for these at Christmas. I was trying to design a Father Christmas head/hat combo but whatever shape I tried looked like an egg. I binned the FC idea but out of it came these so I can’t complain. That’s the thing about designing. Through mistakes and fails, come good things! I guess that’s the creative process, right?
I think they’re cute and I hope you like them too.
They did look quite nice sitting up by themselves. The children like throwing them around and I know the cat would too if she could get her paws on them.
It’s rather telling that I don’t have any egg cups and I had to use shot glasses.
Amigurumi Easter Egg Pattern
As with most amigurumi patterns, the pattern is written in US terms.
I used Stylecraft Special DK and a 3mm hook. I even found a use for the shade, Duck Egg!
Round 1: 6sc into a Magic Ring.
Round 2: 1 Inc in each stitch around. .
Round 3: 1 sc in next stitch, 1 inc in next. Repeat around .
Round 4: Sc around. 
Round 5: 1sc in next 2 st, 1 inc in next. Repeat around. .
Round 6-7: Sc around 
Round 8: 1 sc in next 3 st, 1 inc in next. Repeat around .
Round 9-15: Sc around. 
Round 16: 1 sc in next 3 st, 1 dec. Repeat around. .
Round 17: 1 sc in next 2 st, 1 dec. Repeat around. .
Round 18: 1sc in next st, 1 dec. Repeat around .
Fasten off leaving a long tail. Stuff firmly. Using a darning needle thread through the front loops only. Pull tight to close the hole. Stitch in and out a few times to fully secure and then snip the end neatly.
(Go HERE to see what I’ve done with the pattern for 2018!!)
Embroider your Easter Eggs
Decorating is relatively quick and easy. With a darning needle, I went in through the bottom of each egg and then made french knots for the flower centres and a few chain stitches for petals and leaves. With a poke and a prod from the darning needle, the snipped ends can be hidden inside. Hey presto!
Please don’t be frightened of the embroidery. I show you how I do it in the video tutorial (link just below). I have very little experience of needle work and just make it up as I go along. If I can do that then so can you, I promise!
I also tried a few different styles over the following years too.
YouTube Video Tutorial
EDIT: For 2017 I’ve added a video tutorial on YouTube, which also includes how to decorate with pretty embroidery. Please go here! Cheers.
This is an amigurumi Easter Egg pattern I’ve designed and belongs to me. It can be used to make decorations for yourself or for gifts for friends and family but please not for mass production. Thanks very much. Feel free to say hello and you can even follow my blog to get more patterns and, dare I say, inspiration. Cheers!
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45 thoughts on “Amigurumi Easter Egg! Free Crochet Pattern.”
These are so festive and fun! 🙂
So pretty . . . the embroidery is delightful! Thank you!
Thank you for saying so. It’s so lovely to get nice comments like this 🙂
Love the eggs – and the writing. Very amusing 🙂 Do you know how tall the eggs are?
Thanks! Erm, not sure. They’re the same size as a small egg. About 5 cm I reckon. Hope this helps!
Thank you, that was very helpful 🙂
No worries. 🙂
These are so cute! I have never done any Easter crochet and I guess this year it won’t happen with packing, moving etc 🙁 your embroidery makes these special
Thank you!! Too much amigurumi makes my wrists hurt so i’m not doing any more easter crochet either. I think you could squeeze in some crochet/knitting breaks inbetween the packing, it’ll keep you sane! Plus you’re going to have a very long flight. Are you allowed hooks/needles on a plane?
I think anything bamboo or plastic is ok, you hear about people having to post their metal needles home from the airport. Not sure how much time I will actually have with two little ones on a plane though!
Oh yeah, I always forget about kids!!
As a chocoholic I would like these as egg cosys for my chocolate egg but they look superb in your shot glasses!
But they would end up empty if you ate all the chocolate!?
I love these so much, I’ll have to see if I can find time to get a couple made 🙂
Thanks! I’d love to see them if you do!
Could there be a better use for duck egg blue?
I love these!
Oh, probably not! Glad you like them, thanks!
Oh I have just seen these!! I must have missed this post originally. These are so utterly gorgeous. Love them. 🙂
Thanks! They’ve been surprisingly popular. I was gobsmacked to see a crazy increase in visitors here. I guess I need to get some more ideas for crochet patterns now…
They’re so cute! I’d like to make some stripy ones, and I’m sure my kids would love to pretend that they are bird/dinosaur/lizard eggs haha
Thanks! That’s a good idea. A few spotty ones would look good too!
So pretty! I will definitely be making some closer to Easter! I will post the pics and send everyone here to get the pattern! 🙂
Thank you! I’d like to make some more this year too. I’m ashamed to say that I don’t know how long it is until Easter! Must look it up…
Heehee I don’t either but we’ve got a little time I think! 😀
Hi there. These are cute, but they’re not amigurumi. The word “amigurumi” is only for dolls and creatures and Amigurumi (capital A) is the art of making dolls by crocheting or knitting them. It’s in the name (niugurumi = doll, ami = crocheted or knitted). Inanimate objects are just plushies or stuffies.
That’s just pedantry. The term has also become synonymous with this technique. If you’re concerned, please embroider a cute face upon your eggs. Hey presto, problem solved!
So cute! And I love the shot glass egg holder- that she so me
Thanks!!😄 I still need to get some egg cups!!
Thank you! 🌼🌸🌺🌈🌷
Thanks very much!! 🤗
Absolutely adorable . I’ve made them all to my family’s delight. Thank you so much .
Hurray! That’s marvellous. Thank you. x
What is a fading pink pen? I cannot find one.
Fading ink pen. You can find them in haberdashery shops. 😀
If I use #4 weight yarn instead of DK, what size hook would you recommend?
I’d go down a hook size from the recommended yarn. That usually does the trick!